|Editorial writer and columnist for NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune|
From The Times-Picayune:
As Rep. Tom Davis was preparing to retire from Congress in November 2008, the moderate Republican from Virginia had some less than sunny things to say about the GOP. "We've become a regional party," he said, " basically become a white, rural, regional party, and not a national party. And we're going to have to retool ourselves."
It's been almost seven years since Davis made that remark. Has his party been able to spread out since then? If you look at the states represented by the declared candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, not really.